I found this tutorial online after trying to find more fabric origami makes. Couldn’t resist giving it a go!
Ok, week 2.5 as I’ve fallen a little bit off the bandwagon. Not exactly fallen off, but not stuck strictly to the diet. I’m getting back on as of this week and I feel I’ll then go back to measuring properly. Continue reading
I can’t remember exactly where I found this idea – if someone knows where, let me know so I can credit them. This is another simple make that I’m doing to add to my present stash for birthdays, Christmas etc…
I am sick of spicy or peppery food. I’m finding I’m having more days where I may be cooking a small meal (still healthy) for myself. I will have lunches and some dinners past the 28 days this review will run on for.
Another quick and easy make that will be added to my present stash. Napkin rings decorated with fabric flowers and butterflies.
Week one down! Overall, some weight loss, yummy food, but small portions and still feeling hungry at times.
I’ve been having a little trouble in getting rid of my post-pregnancy belly and getting my weight down to a level I’m happy with. I’ve tried calorie restriction using apps like MyFitnessPal and monitoring my exercise levels with my Fitbit, but to no avail. As a test, I’m going to give Diet Chef a trial for four weeks and review it as I go. I plan on tracking the weight loss and reviewing the food to perhaps help others in the same boat and to help motivate me and keep me on track.
So pleased with the way these notebooks have turned out. I made them whilst my little boy had a nap, and it’s probably taken me longer to write this blogpost than it did to make them. These are being added to my crafty present stash which I always go to when birthdays or Christmas comes up. I make throughout the year so to help spread the cost (a lot of January birthdays in my family which stings the bank balance after Christmas!)
To make up:
Spread a layer of glue on the front of the notebook.
To make the back of the front cover neat, cut some contrasting paper/card slightly smaller than the front cover. Fold the extra edge of your covering paper over to the back, cut a triangle at the corners to get a neat corner fold. Glue down the edges and then glue the contrasting card down on top and hold in place gently till slightly set.
I finally got round to using the PhotoFabric paper my parents have me for Christmas. This stuff is AMAZING. You basically print off whatever image you want to from your printer, peel off the backing paper and voila! Your image is perfectly printed onto a sheet of cotton!
I’ve been sitting on this stuff for a while now and I suddenly had a flash of inspiration, a fabric photo album for my son! The pattern was easy enough to make, I made a cardboard template using measurements from another book and cut out four pieces of fabric using two different colours, two pieces each colour. This gave me eight sides to put an image on. I also cut up some wadding to add some bulk and softness to the book.
I placed each picture on the fabric and did a zig zag stitch roughly round to keep the picture in place.
Wrong sides together, I sewed each piece (contrasting colours together) along each of the sides with wadding in between. I left a small hole to then turn the pouch the right way round and top stitched each of the longest sides (where I left my hole).
Finally, I placed the pages together and sewed two straight lines to form the spine of the book.
I know I’ll definitely be making some of these for future baby showers!